Hot mama: Stylish maternity stores in Vancouver

While it’s a miraculous time, pregnancy can also be an awkward fashion period. A changing body and no desire to drop a bucket-load of cash on clothes you’ll only wear briefly means fashionable options are hard to come by. Thankfully these stores are experts in the pregnant body so you’ll be looking your best during this amazing time.

Hazel & Jools Maternity Women

4280 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3P9

This Main Street shop is the best friend of any expecting woman’s closet. With a large selection of maternity wear from local and international designers to their house brand manufactured right here in Vancouver, you’ll be sure to find the right clothes for your constantly changing body. They also stock clothing for nursing mothers as well as a regular women’s line and a few select clothes for kids, so Hazel & Jools can be your one-stop shop for fashionable clothing throughout your child-bearing years.

Motherhood Maternity

2146-2148 4th Ave W, Vancouver, BC V6K 1N6

Along the same strip and across the street from Thyme is Motherhood. This store carries fun and stylish pieces at reasonable prices for all occasions. They have a great selection of active wear to help you stay fit while you’re pregnant, and a cozy and casually sexy loungewear line for those times when you just don’t want to leave the couch. Workwear, swimwear, outerwear, you name it and Motherhood will outfit you in style for nine special months.


G028-609 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V7Y 1H2

Leave it to H&M, the masters of trendy, of-the-moment fashions and budget-friendly runway knock-offs, to develop a maternity line. No woman really wants to spend a bundle on clothes they won’t fit into in a few short months. But few women want to sacrifice style either. Which is why the maternity collection here is a fashionista’s best bet. All the fun design flourishes, funky cuts and on-trend colours but none of the buyer’s remorse. Treat yourself to a spree here — you deserve a little retail therapy.

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